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poorboy

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Posted: 05/10/21 08:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sure its been talked about in the past, but I can't find it. I have Good Year tires on my p/u with only 30k miles and lots of tread left, but they are original tires. The sidewalls are clean no cracks or scuffs. Can they last longer or do I need to replace them. I replaced the tires on the TT every 5 years, the last time I used GY endurance. I was thinking about Michelin LTX for the P/U, what do you all use. Thanks in advance for your help.


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Posted: 05/10/21 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Generally speaking, tires should be replace every 5 - 7 years due to age, regardless of tread wear. I have the Michelin Defenders on our truck and I'm very happy with them. My only complaint is that the tread is a little more open that the OEM Cooper tires so they pick up gravel more on gravel surfaces (like in campgrounds, etc.). My BIL who is a veterinarian/farmer/RVer/truck rebuilder won't use anything but the Michelins on his truck, either.

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If the vehicle is stored indoors I would easily go 7 years. If not then inspect them. Car tires can last longer than trailer tires. But if your not sure, then replace them. The tread is probably around 50% so they are nearing the end of their useful life anyway.


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Posted: 05/10/21 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The recommended is 5-7yrs.

If the truck gets regular use, I might lean toward the upper end of the range. A little bit of flexing while driving tends to redistribute the plasticizers in the rubber negating some of the UV degradation. If the truck is only used 3-4 times a year during trips, I would lean more toward the lower end.

A good option is as you hit 5yr start looking for tire sales. If you get them for 20% off, losing a year or so of use on the old tires isn't much of a hit.


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Posted: 05/10/21 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is NO recommendation for car/pickup tires....that 5-7 yrs is for Trailer tires due to sitting stationary for long periods

If your truck sits...then maybe


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Run em til they need replacing.


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I had 7 year old Michelins on my truck with only 15,000 miles. Parked in garage at all times when not in use. I had a blowout on I-40 just east of Barstow, CA that did $3500 damage to my rear quarter panel. Not an experience I want to have again. Discount Tire will not fix a tire over 7 years old if it has a nail in it so take that as a guide. I would not go over 7 years without replacing.


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bob213 wrote:

I had 7 year old Michelins on my truck with only 15,000 miles. Parked in garage at all times when not in use. I had a blowout on I-40 just east of Barstow, CA that did $3500 damage to my rear quarter panel. Not an experience I want to have again. Discount Tire will not fix a tire over 7 years old if it has a nail in it so take that as a guide. I would not go over 7 years without replacing.


They don't call em Michiblows for nothing, lol.
On a serious note, I've has Michelins (and other brands) that showed cracking after only a few years and other tires that showed no outward evidence of age at double that or more.
And a "blowout" isn't evidence of a bad tire necessarily unless one can say with certainty that there was no damage that occurred or road hazards that contributed or caused the blowout.


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Posted: 05/10/21 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

michelin website.... Q&A
*What is the expected service life of tires?

**While most tires will need replacement before they achieve 10 years, it is recommended that any tires in service 10 years or more from the date of manufacture, including spare tires, be replaced with new tires as a simple precaution even if such tires appear serviceable and even if they have not reached the legal wear limit.**

I've bought tires for my trucks since the late '50s. Lots of tire brands..... but the last 20 years or so I use mostly Bridgestone P and LT tires on my trucks.


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If you're replacing tires with 50% treadwear left, why waste money on expensive tires that have 1,000,000 treadwear rating?
Like Vahalla360 said, find a decent set on sale and save $$$$$ for camping. I love Michelin, but not for a truck that only goes 6-7,000 miles a year.

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